Young Adult, Contemporary, Fiction
Macmillan Children's Books
January 12th 2017
Steffie doesn't talk, but she has so much to say.
Rhys can't hear, but he can listen.
Their love isn't a lightning strike, it's a rumbling roll of thunder.
Steffie has been a selective mute for most of her life - she's been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But Rhys, the new boy at school, sees her. He's deaf, and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she's assigned to look after him. To Rhys, it doesn't matter that Steffie doesn't talk, and as they find ways to communicate, Steffie finds that she doest have a voice, and that's she's falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.
I constantly kept hearing about this book on Twitter. I decided to pick it up and gosh it was so beautiful. Here is my review for A Quiet Kind of Thunder!